14 March 2012

Word Of The Week - Au Fait

Hello friend, are you ready to put on your zhushy hat and play with this week's challenge word?

I'd be thrilled if you left a note here or wrote a post with the phrase 'au fait'  as the focus.


In addition to the defiintion provided you can be 'au fait' if you're acquainted with the facts; well informed; proficient; expert in or with something.

If I were to nominate areas in which I feel comfortable to say that I'm 'au fait' the following spring to mind:

* making a rich, scrummy, lip-smacking lasagne
* selecting, wrapping and presenting beautiful gifts
* the field of Gifted Education
* keeping Captain V happy & loved up
* Navigating shortcuts up and down the Sunshine Coast to get kids to sport on time - yay!

Things I'd love to be 'au fait' with:

* managing my comfort eating and anxiety [getting there]
* CPR and general first aid - coping well with snake bites, heart attack, stroke etc
* dealing with teen attitude [Captain V is the King of this, so there's hope!]
* the fine arts - art history, techniques, you name it, I'd love to have a great teacher to guide me
* the 'classics' in literature - as you know, I'm stepping my feet on this path with your guidance
* Paris, The Dordogne, Ubud, Italy, The Barossa Valley, Snow Pond, Tasmania.....actually this is a long list
* stand up paddle boarding

How about you? Don't give yourself too long to think about it, do as I did and tap it out.
If I'd thought more about it, I'm sure I'd revise my list significantly....so I'm going to press 'Post' now.

Happy day!

12 comments:

  1. had to go look up how to pronounce it properly. :)

    i'd love to be au fait on grammar and punctuation. i used to be much more adept with the english language. quite lax, these days! :)

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    1. Good point about the pronunciation T, I've added a little gadget but must say that my Aussie accent pronounces it "Oh Fay!" which is cute if your name is Fay....or not.

      Grammar is a "Snap!" for me and your giggle-making sentence was a gem.
      x

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  2. Hmm, there must be a tonne of things I'd like to be oh Fay in but the first that springs to mind is the French language and piano.
    I am definitely au fait in cheese eating :)

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    1. With your 'fromagerie' skills Sarah I'd say you're half way there when it comes to speaking French add in a cheeky red and you're just about set!
      Piano is one of my desired skills too - it's a two step process: 1. Get the piano 2. Return to lessons with my gorgeous teacher Mikki.

      Happy day, playing with 'au fait'.
      x

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  3. It depends on the day whether I am au fait...or fair. Sleep definitely helps.

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    1. I wish I had been au fait with CPR! Not, as it turned out, that it would have made a difference, but I would have felt less useless!!!!!!
      This is something we all need to be au fait with!!!!!!!!

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    2. Such a poignant note Jules...extra incentive for me to get this 'sorted'.
      x

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  4. Loving your list - yet more insights into you, Lovely! I can certainly attest to your wizardry in 'selecting, wrapping and presenting beautiful gifts'. And I'm glad Tasmania is on your list ☺. J x

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    1. Gifting is something that we both enjoy my friend and as for Tasmania - too.far.awaaaaaaaay!
      xx

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  5. Yep Felicity book yourself into a quick CPR course, it will the most empowering thing you'll ever do. Just knowing that you have the ability to perhaps save a life will put a certain spring in your step, believe me.

    As for my Oh Fay stuff, I'd like to be able to apply make-up with the flair of a Hollywood professional. I buy lots, but have zero confidence in actually using it to it's best advantage. I would sell a couple of the kids for a week observing one of these talented folk on a big movie set.
    Millie xx

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    1. Yep, I've learnt that things have changed with CPR rules and as we age [Captain V turns 50 next month!] I think it's becoming more vital....don't tell him I said that though!

      Makeup, schmakeup I really am a shocker and hardly ever wear it, so I'd be right by your side if you scored a gig with a pro....actually time with Nikki Parkinson from 'Styling You' would be enough to get me rolling....as for the kid thing - genius!

      xx

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